Agudas [Agudath] Israel of America and Canada - Second Annual Convention Booklet August 22 - 26, 1940

Identifer: CJF.2012.002.1719

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Topics
Agudath Israel of America; Kneseth Israel Congregation of Cincinnati (Rabbi Silver’s shul)

Collection
Kneseth Israel Congregation Collection

Description
Convention Held in 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  

Rabbi Eliezer Silver, an Eastern European-trained rabbi, established the first office of Agudath Israel in America during the 1930s, organizing its first conference in 1939. After the Holocaust, some prominent rabbis made their home in America who established amoetzes ("[supreme] council") and the movement began to grow rapidly with the rise of the yeshiva-based and Hasidic Orthodox communities.

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